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Shirakami-Sanchi|Stepping into a World Heritage Mountain Range with Virgin Beech Forests

Shirakami Sanchi "白神山地" is a 1,000-meter mountainous region located on the border between Aomori and Akita prefectures. One of the largest virgin bee...
Kyushu & Okinawa

Usuki Stone Buddhas (National Treasure)|Buddhist Sculptures with Beautiful Faces in Oita

In the Usuki City of Oita Prefecture, there is a place called Usuki Sekibutsu (Usuki Stone Buddhas), where nearly 60 Magaibutsu carved into the rock wal...

Atashika Beach|A Clear Blue Beach with Calm Waves That Makes You Want to Snorkel

When we are traveling, we sometimes encounter surprisingly beautiful scenery at unexpected times. As I drove from Ise City in Mie Prefecture to Wakay...
Chugoku & Shikoku

Sanuki Udon Noodles in Kagawa|Gamou, Baka-Ichidai and Othe Popular Udon Noodle Shops

Sanuki udon is a specialty of Kagawa. "讃岐 (Sanuki)" is the former name of Kagawa Prefecture. We always eat udon noodles every day when we go to Kagawa, ...
Local foods

Buddhist Vegetarian Lunch at Koyasan|Harabishi’s Recommended Shojin Ryori Meal

Koyasan (Mount Koya) in Wakayama Prefecture is a Buddhist city with many temples. Tours to Koyasan to stay at a lodging house and eat Shojin Ryori (B...
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